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Bronze. on rectangular base, neck of wire. Stamped "Cire Perdue A.A. Hebrard: Cast no. 66/J. Signed "Degas" on front corner.

Inscription

Stamped "Cire Perdue A.A. Hebrard: Cast no. 66/J. Signed Degas on front corner.

Provenance

May 27, 1931, sold by A. A. Hébrard et Cie, Paris, to "M. Reice (américain)" [see note 1], possibly George T. Rice [see note 2]. By 1973, Henry F. Davis and Fiona Davis, Westwood, MA; 1974, gift of Fiona Davis to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1974) NOTES: [1] According to notes from the Hébrard archives, published in Anne Pingeot's Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale Éditions/Reunion des musées nationaux, 1991). In 1918 Hébrard signed a contract with the heirs of Edgar Degas to produce and sell bronze castings of the artist's sculptures. [2] See 1992 letter from Norton Simon Museum staff, in curatorial file.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Fiona Davis in memory of her father, George T. Rice

French (Paris), 19th century, Modeled about 1880, cast after 1919

Object Place

France

Dimensions

13.33 x 10.16 x 17.78 cm (5 1/4 x 4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

1974.589

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture